Actually, I think the buildings on the near edge are ski-in-s-o. The problem is that we were on the far edge by the street (Something or other Hyatt, maybe? One of those weird hotel/condo hybrids. Looks like a hotel, but some of the units are separately managed and have no connection to the front desk.).
It was not really that bad a walk -- I was just annoyed cause it was $$$, and we wound up not walking on the street anyway cause the altitude bothered my wife so much.
Here is an old aerial photo I found when I was researching this...
So you can see Cedars and Trails End, s-i-s-o. Chateau and Liftside, sort of... Marriot and Main Street Station (where we were) not so much.
In reality, MountainWood and Columbine, which are on the other side of the street and not part of the Villages, are about the same distance as the further part of the Villages.
(My labels are sort of hard to read. Others say Maggie Pond, Maggie Building, Plaza 1, Plaza 2, Der Steinmark (also across the street). There is one there even I can't read...